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Tree Maintenance

Sunday 1st December
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

Placemaking for a Healthier Belfast

Monday 2nd December
Assembly Buildings, 2–10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast
Free

The UKERC project OverCoME (Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy)

Monday 2nd December
Waterfront ICC Belfast

Visitor Safety Group Managing Informal Mountain Bike Trails Workshop

Tuesday 3rd December
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Newcastle
Free

The Role of Energy Storage in a Sustainable Future

Tuesday 3rd December
CREST – Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology – SWC, Lough Yoan Road, Enniskillen BT74 4EJ

Building cyber resilience for small organisations

Wednesday 4th December
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB

NIEL AGM 2019

Thursday 5th December
RSPB’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Road, Belfast
Free

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How wild is wild? Rewilding the island of Ireland

Monday 9th December
W5, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
£5.98 – £9.21

BES Science Slam 2019

Tuesday 10th December
The Black Box, 18–22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA
£10

CFC Carbon Quiz – BES Annual Meeting Social Event

Wednesday 11th December
ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH

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Making Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorations

Saturday 14th December
South Belfast
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Plastic threatening larval fish 13 November 2019

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one (via BBC)

 

Hawaii

By Helen Briggs

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.  A study found bits of plastic outnumber baby fish by seven to one in nursery waters off Hawaii.

It appears that the same ocean processes that concentrate prey for juvenile fish also accumulate floating plastics.  There is growing evidence that plastic is being ingested by marine life, but the health implications are unclear.

“We don’t have the data to say whether or not this has a negative effect on fish populations,” Dr Gareth Williams of Bangor University, UK, told BBC News.

“But the fact that they’re eating these non–nutritious particles at the point when eating is so critical for their survival in those first few days, it can only be a bad thing.”

Read more via BBC